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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Graphing America

Apr 10, 2013 — A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Where do our health care dollars go? Where does the money come from? And how has the picture changed over time?
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Jan 23, 2013 — See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
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Nov 26, 2012 — See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
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Oct 23, 2012 — There's a huge variation in earnings across the lifespan. Here's how it breaks down, in two big graphics.
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Sep 17, 2012 — Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
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